Kompany, Lineker & more: Twitter reacts as Dortmund reach Wembley
Vincent Kompany and Gary Lineker tweet their thoughts after Dortmund reach the Wembley final after an aggregate win in Madrid
Borussia Dortmund booked their place in the Champions League final after seeing off a late Real Madrid comeback to secure a 4-3 aggregate win at the Bernabeu.
Second-half substitute Karim Benzema made the breakthrough in the 82nd minute with a close-range finish before Sergio Ramos scored two minutes from time to give the home side a 2-0 lead on the night – but Dortmund held on to progress to next month’s Wembley showpiece.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, in chronological order, after a dramatic night in the Spanish capital.
Swansea goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel (@GerryTremmel) still thinks Dortmund will go through after last week’s first leg: “Everyone expects Dortmund to go to the final. I think it will be very, very close today. Dortmund side is still a very young one.”
Manchester United defnder Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) can see the home side making a tie of it: “Can Real Madrid make the ultimate comeback tonight? Or will Dortmund produce what’s needed? I say Madrid to win but Dortmund to go through!”
Everton midfielder Phil Neville (@fizzer18) is shuddering at the demanding pace: “How quick are these ball boys getting the ball back??”
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) can see Dortmund causing Madrid more problems on the break: “Far too easy for Dortmund at the moment. Can Real come up with something special? Watch out for Dortmund’s speed on the break. #CL”
QPR winger Andros Townsend (@andros_townsend) can’t understand how Real haven’t scored: “How have Real Madrid not scored at least one goal in that first half!?”
Former Arsenal striker John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) is impressed by Robert Lewandowski: “Lewandowski could easily play in England, loves the physical side of the game, been very impressive tonight..”
Ex-Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris (@morriskid) hopes Madrid crash out to see Jose Mourinho edge closer to a Stamford Bridge return: “If Real Madrid go out tonight, will that give Jose even more time to start assembling next year’s Chelsea team??”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) isn’t a fan of Ramos’s overly physical approach to defending: “Sergio Ramos seems like a delightful chap!”
Wigan goalkeeper Mike Pollitt (@MikePollitt12) hails his fellow shot stopper: “Diego Lopez!!”
Swansea’s Wayne Routledge (@WayneRoutledge) is enjoying the late drama as Benzema scores: “Hahaha! Amazing, you gotta love football for this…”
Marseille midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) is impressed by the centre-half’s finish: “WOW! What a strike. Ramos. What a game. Come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Tottenham defender Kyle Walker (@kyle28walker) is interested to see if Dortmund can hang on: “How’s your nerves now #championsleague!”
Ireland midfielder Keith Fahey (@Keith_Fahey) is happy with the result: “Delighted to see Dortmund get through in the end.. #realdortmund”
Finally, QPR midfielder Esteban Granero (@eGranero11) is proud of Madrid’s effort: “As a Madridista… I am very proud. Great team and great Bernabeu. #halamadrid”